Elisabeth G.

$18.00 / hr

I believe I was born to be a caregiver. I was blessed in 1985 with a beautiful daughter with CP. (She passed in 2006) This gave me an insight into how hard it is to find a person who is in this profession for the right reasons. The two key words for me with any client are dignity and respect. I remember at all times that this is a human being who is loved and has loved. If dementia has changed their personality as it always does, I always remember that any behaviors are not the person but the disease. I have always been told that I have an inordinate amount of patience and I think that is true. I also r espect the fact that the family has their own wishes and expectations and am very careful about not over stepping those boundaries. ... more

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Home care giver/companion

John Cremens

Nov 2010 - Nov 2015

Working from a care plan created with the family I assisted with my clients ADL'.S as needed. Dressing, bathing, oral hygiene, prepared all meals and two snacks daily. Have a background in nutrition so am able to cook for any diet requirements. Went on outings almost daily including walks around the neighborhood. We joined the YMCA together and would go there 3 times a week for walks around the track for both social and physical ne eds.Took her to all appointments, Dr's, dentist, hair dresser. I managed all her medications including calling in refills when it was time. I kept a one week supply in a dispenser in case another care giver is ever needed and to assist family in knowing exactly what has been given. Familiar with thickening liquids if swallowing becomes an issue. Also have experience with tube feedings and under the direction of the physician/family wound care. We shopped together when she was able. Major emphasis on dementia care. Did light housekeeping including all clients laundry, floors etc.. I was with this client all the way through the hospice phase. Hopefully I achieved the goal of the family and I and gave her the death with dignity we all deserve. This client was 94 years old. ... more

Certifications / Licenses
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Home Care Aide (HCA)

Education

Licensed Practical Nursing

1977 - 1978 River Grove IL